iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research.

Google Teacher Academy Reflection

The Electric Educator

Yesterday, I got to be a Googler for the day. I attended the 2009 Google Teacher Academy which was held in Boulder, Colorado this year. Corporate culture at Google is unlike any other company in the world. According to him, their strategy is working!

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U-Nest Raises $2 Million to Enhance Its App to Help Parents Save for College

Edsurge

Garrett Gilbertson’s daughter is only 5 years old, but he’s already thinking about how to spare her the same financial stress he faced after graduate school. The Pepperdine University alum’s student loan payments came on top of raising her and running an online security company.

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Create Safe Spam Friendly Email using Kids Email Today! | @KidsEmail

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Brittany Oler to discuss how Kids Email is helping teachers and parents create safe and secure email addresses for students ages 5-13. About Company ([link] ([link] established in 2009. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast! *

The biggest problem with poverty alleviation programs is that they actually work

The Christensen Institute

Consider an organization that decides to alleviate poverty by providing free shoes, free food, or free schools to people in a poor community. The organization’s goal is to ease the pain and sufferings of the people in the communities where it works.

The key to facilitating change in chronic care management

The Christensen Institute

Further, strategies that effectively manage chronic diseases at scale have the potential to make a big impact on reducing healthcare expenditures in the US via lower complication rates. So what is the best way for innovators to do just that?

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

#EduroChallenge Day 3: Working in Virtual Teams

The Thinking Stick

In 2009 I set up a camera to UStream our COETAIL session live from Bangkok as we had two virtual participants. In my opening keynote this year to educators I talk about that collaboration means in 2017 and beyond. That is a skill that is highly sought after in companies today.

The biggest problem with poverty alleviation programs is that they actually work

The Christensen Institute

Consider an organization that decides to alleviate poverty by providing free shoes, free food, or free schools to people in a poor community. The organization’s goal is to ease the pain and sufferings of the people in the communities where it works.

National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced in Windy City

techlearning

A total of 21 high school and 40 middle school teams competed for the chance to win the grand prize of $750, the second place prize of $500, and the third place prize of $250. For information on how to get involved, go to kidwindchallenge.org. ###.

Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Superintendent and a Vendor Talk It Out

Digital Promise

We hope to dig deeper into those feelings, facilitating discussion and generating ideas for innovation. When we talk about advancing K-12 educational systems and outcomes, we have to know the people involved, their goals, what takes up their time — especially when their effectiveness is a lever for student success. I just stepped out of a meeting, actually, with two teachers helping them design a project that we hope will lead to the building of a food truck.

Can Fluent City, Backed By $2.5M in Funding, Build a Modern Culture School?

Edsurge

million to relaunch and grow its class offerings. The New York City-based language company, founded in 2011, offers 10 language classes along with courses in interior design, mixing cocktails and French culture. VentureBeat called it a place to “teach Brooklyn hipsters about French culture.” But no matter what you call it, James Rohrbach, who came on board as CEO in 2014, says the goal of Fluent City is to “reinvigorate the liberal arts for our time.”.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

With insights on everything from Minecraft, to digital inking, to common mistakes made with technology and SEL, Michelle gives us an important overview of two things often not discussed together. Fidget spinners, math and FutureFit combine to make a powerful fun lesson.

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3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out the free resource: Goodbye Teacher Tired: 5 Days to Doing Fewer Things Better from Angela Watson. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. But Joe, you and I today are going to talk about, “What do great teachers have in common?” They want to change the world.

Preparing Our Students for the New Collar Workforce

The Innovative Educator

College and career readiness was popularized in 2009 under the Obama administration's Race-to-the-Top initiative and it is what fuels the Common Core Standards. It doesn't need to be. Knowing how to operate the machines commonly found in the digital shop class is key for success.

North Carolina’s Digital Success Story

Edsurge

For over a decade, North Carolina has been the site of one of the most sustained, successful initiatives in education: giving all students in all schools access to broadband internet with WiFi in every classroom by 2018. Stakeholders—from educators and nonprofits to politicians and private companies—have all rowed in one direction to spur the strategic use of technology to ensure that all students have access to a great education.

Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'

Edsurge

If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." make suboptimal decisions about when/where/how often to study. 2009).

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Schoolzilla Acquires Decision Science Labs to Help Districts Make Smarter Spending Choices

Edsurge

But it boasts a voracious appetite when it comes to ingesting education data and, now, another company. helps district leaders track how their schools are spending money and how those dollars impact student outcomes. The company has raised $1 million in venture funding since launching in June 2014. In 2013, Schoolzilla spun off as an independent company, and currently serves over 100 school systems across more than 25 states. Schoolzilla is not a monster.

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Illuminate Education Shines Light on Growing Need for Better Data Sharing

Edsurge

It allows, for instance, pharmacists to verify and prepare your medications after your doctor’s visit. It allows companies to pay employees via direct deposit, and for you to pay others via mobile apps or online banking services. Data is fragmented across different systems that don’t “speak” to one another. So what does it take to make interoperability work for students, educators and parents? Illuminate was founded to serve this demand, says Walls.

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3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry-based learning. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Where are they going to look to for teachers?

Pursuing Academic Freedom and Data Privacy Is a Balancing Act

Edsurge

Last week undergraduates at Harvard University raised concerns about the institution handing over their data to an anti-affirmative action group as part of a lawsuit. Universities need to provide students the freedom to explore ideas without the concern that they’re being monitored. She and her colleagues are currently addressing an issue with Piazza , a company that provides an online conversation forum for classes.

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How This Famed Chinese Venture Capitalist Thinks AI Will Reshape Teaching

Edsurge

Artificial intelligence promises to have a dramatic—and yes, disruptive—effect on U.S. But that technology won’t be entirely homegrown: Chinese companies, particularly those building products or services laced with the machine learning algorithms, are increasingly playing a role in the tools that we call “AI.” at age 11 and went on to earn degrees from Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon University. will be able to be replaced by AI. How would you do that?

A Supreme Court Justice’s Legacy in Edtech

Edsurge

With the contentious Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh still weighing on many Americans’ minds and a closely-watched midterm election just days away, now seems as good a time as any for educators to teach their students some civics. But “now” is always the right time to promote civics education, according to Sandra Day O’Connor. citizens to understand their government and participate in democracy. “It It’s very easy now to get duped.”

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Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

While lawmakers lock horns over the American Health Care Act, which would lower individual health insurance premiums for some Americans by making them prohibitively expensive for millions of others, innovators around the country are attempting to tackle healthcare costs in a very different way. They’re employing a strategy called “hot-spotting” to improve the health of the patients who drive approximately 50% of U.S.

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It’s Game Over for the Institute of Play. But Its Legacy Lives On.

Edsurge

In an email sent last week, the New York-based nonprofit announced plans to close operations at the end of this summer. It wrote: “after long and careful consideration the Institute of Play’s board and executive staff have come to the difficult decision to wind down the organization.”

Privilege for the poor: Farming giant gives back — to its workers children

The Hechinger Report

The practice is inspired by the Balanced Literacy approach to ELA. As a veil of morning fog slowly succumbs to the sun, Lost Hills emerges like a town that time forgot. A bright blue door opens to Acacia Briceño’s English class. They own The Wonderful Company, the $4.6

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task -- providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. In one survey, a large majority (80 percent) of math teachers reported that free instructional content from Khan Academy helped them challenge their most advanced students, and a smaller but still significant majority (66 percent) reported that it gave them extra capacity to help their most struggling students make the gains they needed.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 billion in 2016, according to Goldman Sachs. Based Company.

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Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

While lawmakers lock horns over the American Health Care Act, which would lower individual health insurance premiums for some Americans by making them prohibitively expensive for millions of others, innovators around the country are attempting to tackle healthcare costs in a very different way. They’re employing a strategy called “hot-spotting” to improve the health of the patients who drive approximately 50% of U.S.

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Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

When the time came to hand the baby to her own mother, she would stifle her tears, letting them roll only when she had closed the door behind her. Lozano could tell, a cosmetology license was a realistic way to ensure a better life, and she was willing to make sacrifices.

My journey from teacher to teacherpreneur

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’ve been meaning to share this story for years, because I get asked a LOT about my journey and how long it took me to get where I’m at right now. . I founded my own publishing company and professional development organization called Due Season Press and Educational Services.

For Experiential Learning Programs To Thrive, They Must Bridge K-12 and Higher Ed (and the Workforce)

Edsurge

As these approaches continue to take hold, we will need a new array of partnerships, policies and networks to scale these models and to fulfill their promise. But as experiential models gain momentum in K-12 education, what happens when these graduates who have been working with employers and immersed in authentic, real-world experiences move on to encounter the traditional, didactically oriented college and university system?

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What can Betsy DeVos really do?

The Hechinger Report

A month into Betsy DeVos’ tenure as the new Secretary of Education, there is still a big question on the minds of many Americans: How much can she really change the nation’s schools? Bush — and now their creation may be poised to turn on them. How radical should these changes be?”.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities. In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Some associate it bluntly with the use of technology to drive instruction.

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

The Hechinger Report

The adage, “To whom much is given, much is expected,” can’t just apply to high school graduates. Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and the city’s Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson hope to raise a million dollars for the “ Learn. Students are supposed to graduate to something.